The NFL Show/NFL This Week
Presented byCurrent:
Craig Doyle
StarringAnalysts:
Jason Bell
Osi Umenyiora
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
Production locationsBT Studios[1]

Super Bowl:
On location
Running timeThe NFL Show:
30 minutes (BBC)
60 minutes including advertisements (ITV)

NFL This Week:
50 minutes
Production companyNorth One [2]
Original release
NetworkNFL This Week:
BBC Two (2016–2020)

The NFL Show:
BBC One (2016–2022)
ITV (2022–)
Virgin Media Television (2022–)
Release13 September 2016 (2016-09-13) –
present

The NFL Show and NFL This Week were a pair of American football programmes broadcast on the BBC. The NFL Show now broadcasts on ITV in the UK and Virgin Media Television in the Republic of Ireland.

Neither show had a fixed timeslot, but The NFL Show typically aired either on Saturday evenings or after midnight on BBC One. NFL This Week was a BBC Two show, usually airing late on a Tuesday evening or shortly after midnight.[3][4] The NFL Show was hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, who took over from Mark Chapman, who stepped down from hosting this show since its launch in 2021.

For the 2022 season, the NFL announced that they had reached a partnership with commercial broadcaster ITV for three years. The show would now be hosted by Laura Woods, although analysts Bell and Umenyiora would follow the show across networks. Woods was replaced by Craig Doyle in 2023, following her move to TNT Sports. The deal also continues to include live coverage of two London international games and the Super Bowl as the BBC did. The show will also air on the Scottish affiliate of the ITV network STV and Virgin Media Four in Ireland, which has a content sharing agreement with ITV.[5]

Format

The NFL Show

On the BBC usually followed Match of the Day.[6] On ITV it airs at 11:30PM on Fridays,[7] although the first episode was pushed to ITV4 due to the death of Elizabeth II.

NFL This Week

NFL This Week was cancelled for the 2020-21 NFL season, but a revamped version of the highlights show was reintroduced for the 2021–22 season.

Analysts

Jason Bell is a former NFL cornerback. He played for the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Texans, and the New York Giants over a spell of six seasons.[8]

Osi Umenyiora is a two-time Super Bowl-winning defensive end with the New York Giants. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons for two seasons.[9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "BT Studios".
  2. ^ "North One takes over NFL highlights".
  3. ^ "The NFL Show episodes".
  4. ^ "NFL This Week episodes".
  5. ^ "ITV and NFL announce three-year partnership".
  6. ^ "About The NFL Show".
  7. ^ "The NFL Show".
  8. ^ "Bell's NFL profile". NFL.com.
  9. ^ "Umenyiora two-time Super Bowl champion". 23 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Umenyiora's NFL profile". NFL.com.